Warning! Stand 32 (not about painting…)

32 becomes 61?

A very beautiful morning lulling the unwary into thinking Spring is here…but March & April may yet have some nasty surprises in store. Nonetheless time to get out and about albeit within the very narrow confines of walking distances from the house. That took me to an old favourite, Stand 32, on the banks of the Soar just before the lane that leads back to Sutton Bonington and homeward. I’ve been photographing this very spot for over twenty years now – so much so that the Long Eaton Anglers have re-designated the competition numbers twice more in that time so that many of the originals have been obliterated…but the 32 survives (alongside a 61, though that too – I think – has been superseded by a newer set of yellow numbers). Still it was a glorious morning…and – a first – an actual angler just a few metres on, in all my previous shots the only people ever visible were one or two on a boat…

From Stand 32 – looking pretty much due north with the Ratcliffe Power Station just visible

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